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While many vitamin C products on the market contain synthetic forms of vitamin C like ascorbic acid, Dr. Ben Kim's Vitamin C contains only all-natural vitamin C that naturally occurs in acerola cherries, one of nature's most potent sources of the full vitamin C complex.
Real vitamin C can be extremely helpful for:
Preventing hair loss
Promoting healthy teeth and gums
Protecting your skin and organs against premature aging
Promoting a strong immune system and preventing frequent colds and infections
Easing unexplained pain and swelling of your joints
Preventing easy bleeding or bruising
Please note that I am writing about real vitamin C.
The great majority of vitamin C supplements on the market are synthetic forms of vitamin C.
And synthetic forms of vitamin C are not guaranteed to provide any of the health benefits listed above. In fact, I have come to believe that most synthetic forms of vitamin C do little but tax your organs before being eliminated through your urine. It's completely clear to me that they're not good for your health and they're a waste of your resources.
So how do you know if the bottle sitting at your local health food store or on your kitchen counter contains synthetic vitamin C? Look at the list of ingredients. If it doesn't contain real food like acerola cherry powder or amla berries, it is almost certainly a synthetic form of vitamin C.
Most vitamin C and multivitamin supplements contain ascorbic acid or ascorbate, which is the outer ring that surrounds the real vitamin C complex. That's right - real vitamin C is a complex of several different factors, all of which must work together to keep your teeth and gums healthy, prevent hair loss, and prevent premature aging and disease.
Whole foods like acerola cherries and amla berries come with the entire vitamin C complex which can efficiently reach and nourish all of the cells of your body, providing the health benefits listed above.
Since 2003, I have been using and recommending our organic green food mixture, which contains a small amount of real vitamin C.
At the request of many of our newsletter subscribers who have a special need for extra large doses of real vitamin C, we have worked long and hard to add a new product to our recommended health tools section. It's made out of acerola cherry powder and comes in an amber glass jar with a metal lid - the same type that our green food product comes in for optimal nutrient preservation.
Our all-natural, real vitamin C product is called Dr. Ben Kim's Vitamin C. It provides the highest quality acerola cherry powder that we could find, which makes it one of nature's most concentrated food sources of real vitamin C.
Taking Real Vitamin C for Immune System Support
My wife has been using our real vitamin C product for the past few years, in addition to taking our greens and Carlson cod liver oil. She started taking this product because we wanted to provide our babies with extra support for their immune system. At our clinic and among friends and family members, we observed how difficult it was for babies to go through colds and other illnesses before their tiny bodies had a chance to build immune system strength.
We felt that concentrated doses of real vitamin C would be helpful in keeping our babies well. And we are extremely thankful that both of our boys thrived during their first year of life, and continue to grow and develop as strong and healthy individuals. Both of our sons received all of the health benefits of acerola cherries, along with our greens, cod liver oil (fish oil in the summer), and a well balanced diet through my wife's breast milk until they were 20 to 24 months old, and they continue to receive these nutrients through their diet today.
For more than a decade now, I have been recommending acerola cherry powder to clients for a variety of health conditions. More specifically, I have found acerola cherry powder to be highly effective for people who experience frequent infections, dental problems, and chronic fatigue.
In working to provide a high quality source of real vitamin C to our newsletter subscribers and guests of our clinic, I had three specific goals in mind:
What are the exact ingredients of our truly natural vitamin C product?
1 Bottle = 500 grams / 17.63 ounces
Serving size: 1.5 teaspoons
Servings per container: up to 87
Amount per serving: 5700 mg of organic acerola cherry concentrate powder, providing 270 mg of naturally occurring food source of real vitamin C
How do you take acerola cherry powder?
Mixed with water, a fresh vegetable juice, fruit smoothie, nut milk, or with our greens.
Another important feature of this product is that you can take much more than the recommended serving size of 1.5 teaspoons if your situation requires it. Because it is made from real food - acerola cherries - and doesn't contain any synthetic nutrients, you can take as much as you need without any fear of toxicity.
Also, our acerola cherry powder is naturally buffered, meaning that it is not highly acidic and is just fine for people who find that regular synthetic supplements are too acidic to take.
The bottom line is this: if you want to include the best quality source of real vitamin C that I know of in your health promoting lifestyle, I highly recommend that you give this product a try. I am confident that you will find it to be as effective as my family and patients have.
Quotes From People Who Use Our Acerola Cherry Product:
"I also have tried this product and found it very effective and easy to digest. It was interesting to notice people my age (over 50) complaining about this and that ailment and realizing that I did not have the same complaints. I felt good and happy with loads of energy. Between taking the acerola cherry powder and 100% whole food tablets, I feel very good."
- J. Richer
"I use the acerola cherry powder in smoothies and I love it. I haven't had a cold or sniffles since I started using the vitamin C powder. This is the only thing I'm doing differently, so I have to conclude that the powder is working."
- Kim Roush
"When I take this product, I remain free of current cold or flu outbreaks in my area."
"This is a great product and I wouldn't want to be without it. Tastes pretty good also."
- Jeannie Horn
Panama City Beach, FL
"Acerola cherry powder is a wonderful product and I feel it helps offset the things I do to my body that I shouldn't. I also make an incredible "detox" full body and facial scrub using a couple tablespoons each of Vitamin C power, Super Green Food powder and approx 1/2 cup of granulated Sea Salt mixed with a small amount of water. Makes my skin feel great and incredibly seems to take all body odor away for a couple days! I do this atleast once a week."
"...easy to mix and has a very pleasant taste."
- K. Mitchell
"I mix a spoonful in water along with the green food powder. It is always settling to my stomach and I really believe it helps me stay healthy!"
- M. Robb
"On my second jar.....appears to be working well."
- J. Miller
"I like it very much. Felt it reduced subdermal bleeding and capillary fragility I experience."
- Leahanne Lammers
"Great taste, non acidity."
- Candy Alves
Little Compton, RI
Each bottle provides up to 87 servings.
Each bottle of Dr. Ben Kim's Vitamin C provides 500 grams (17.63 ounces) of whole food.
Click here for more information about our acerola cherry powder product.
Betty: We never had more than a trace amount of maltodextrin in our acerola cherry powder, but as of May 25, 2015, this formula is 100% organic acerola cherries with no added maltodextrin. We hope you enjoy our newest version. - Ben Kim